Labels

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Save time by batching similar tasks together using labels. You’ll be able to pull up a list of all tasks with any given label in a matter of seconds.

You can add any labels you like, but here are a few popular ones to get started with:

  • @email – Use this label to create a list of all the email tasks across all your projects so you can answer them all at once.
  • @waiting – Add this label to all the tasks you’re waiting on something to get started so you won’t forget to follow up.
  • @15_min – Check this label when you have an extra 15 minutes to knock out a small task or two.

How to add a label

On any platform – web, desktop, or mobile – simply type @ into the task field directly followed by the label name. You’ll have the option to choose from a list of existing labels, or add a new one.

The smart Quick Add will automatically recognize and add the label when you save the task.  

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Jazz up your labels with emoji. For example, @email 💌 or @waiting 💤.   

How to search for a label

Type the label name into the search bar at the top of your Todoist. For example, typing “@waiting” into the search bar will pull up all the tasks with the label @waiting.

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In the web, macOS, or Windows apps, you can use the keyboard shortcut f to start a new search.

You can also find a full list of your existing labels in the Labels tab of your Todoist.

Click or tap on any label name to pull up a list of all the associated tasks. (Tasks with that label that are assigned to other people will be excluded from the list.)

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You can also create filters using labels. For example, the filter query “today & @email” will pull up all of your tasks with the @email label that are also due today.

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